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What the first iPhone looked like: details of the Apple cell phone announced 15 years ago - 09/01/2022

What the first iPhone looked like: details of the Apple cell phone announced 15 years ago – 09/01/2022

On January 9, 2007, the world saw for the first time a phone that Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, described as “revolutionary.” It was the first show Iphone, during Macworld, an event promoted by the apple company.

Functionality aside, the truth is that the device made an impact in the phone market. It is strange that although the presentation took place in early 2007, the sale of the first iPhone did not start until June 2007 in the USA, which at that time caused great expectations from the market about the phone, in addition to increasing worry A fan of the brand.

How was the first iPhone like?

Jobs gave talk about the new phone, saying that it will in fact be a three-function device: one cell – dungeonInternet connection device and iPod (Player Music company). “Today, Apple is reinventing the phone,” said Apple CEO and founder.

Steve Jobs introducing the first iPhone in 2007

Photo: reproduction

Currently, Apple CEO Tim Cook, since Jobs’ death in 2011, is making an introduction and sharing the presentation of new devices and services with other company employees.

As a good speaker, Jobs joked and constantly argued that smartphones of the time weren’t smart: they had small screens, physical keyboards, and directional buttons that didn’t adapt to apps, making the experience truncated.

The difference to the iPhone was to bring a 3.5-inch “screen”, and interaction with the phone would be, in Jobs’s words, with “the world’s best pointing device we all have”: fingers.

The device had only a 2-megapixel rear camera – without a selfie camera, which appeared only in other versions of the Apple phone. As for storage, the first iPhones had 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB options.

Rear view of the first iPhone that was equipped with a 2 MP camera - on - on

The first iPhone with a 2-megapixel camera appeared

Photo: reproduction

The cheapest model, 4 GB, was sold linked to operators in the United States and costs $499. And in direct conversation and at the current exchange rate, that would be about R$2,800. The cheapest option in the Apple Store in Brazil, iPhone SE (64 GB), costs 3,699 BRL.

It is worth remembering that to transfer and backup music, people have to use iTunes, which is the same as the iPod sync software. There are no services flow of music; People will buy music (or download it illegally) and then transfer it to their phones to listen to.

As for applications, although they are indispensable nowadays, they only appeared on the iPhone in 2008 with Implementation a store. Before that, there were mostly apps developed by Apple itself or already built-in third-party options.

During the presentation, Apple partners at that time also appeared. Eric Schmidt, who was CEO of google browserView Google Maps, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang explained how the email app works.

After the launch, many companies gradually moved away from physical keyboards and adopted the large screen design and touch interaction.

Then, Apple ran after the competition. the SamsungFor example, it was a pioneer in the introduction of phones with giant screens, with the Galaxy Note, launched in 2012, which had its first release with a 5.3-inch screen. The first size-equivalent iPhone was the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in 2014.

If you want to watch Steve Jobs’ presentation of the first iPhone in its entirety, there is some and options Translated videos on youtube. In general, the event lasts just over an hour.

*with reportage by Letícia Naisa

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